Delamere Forest – Guide this Saturday
I know bits, but not what you call “in the know” I’m sure some one else will come a long with more experience, if not more than wiling to show you what I know on Saturday 🙂
On above comment we went round at Christmas looked like creatures from the black lagoon when we got back to the car 😯 VERY MUDDYPosted 4 years ago
Well it’s sunny today, so I guess there might be a chance of it drying up a litte…?!
badllama, that sounds good. And I guess if someone does come along with more experience you could join us?
Just looking for somewhere to cover 20-25k, with DH-ish sections (basically trying too late to train for a gravity enduro!)Posted 4 years ago
It was riding really well and there hasn’t been much rain since
Er, its been a mudfest… last week was bl00dy awful.
I know it like the back of my hand fella, but sadly I’m out Saturday..
I’m there most nights, so if you ever fancy night riding then just sing out.
As for Maps? No need- and I don’t think they show the best bits just follow your nose its hard to get lost, but remeber that its on a cross roads, so you can get confused when you come out on the road before heading to the other sides..Posted 4 years agorick@twelve50bikesMember
It’s dried out a hell of a lot in there and has been riding really well for the last couple of weeks. Mainly ridden around the Old Pale, Nettleford Wood, Primrose wood area (Primrose was ace last week). Sure, there’s a few boggy bits and haven’t ventured over to the far side of the forest for a while (near the old hospital etc), but on the whole it’s about as good as it’s been in the last 6 months.Posted 4 years ago
We’re out tonight if you fancy tagging on?
Teetosugars – Thanks. Just to make sure we’re still talking about Delamere not Hebden Bridge there? Would be well keen for a night ride, but being based in Manchester and a slave to the Maaaaaaaaaan, I wouldn’t get down there for a sensible time.
It seems no one is out this Saturday, didn’t think the rugby started till 4?!
Mudefest or no, think I’ll play it safe and head to Hebden for a look around.Posted 4 years ago
Aye, still talking about Delamere..
I live in Sandiway, which is one of the next villages to Delamere, you could always head to mine, and we can ride in? Theres a nice 8km route in from my front door that takes in the old Railway line straight into the woods.
Drop me an email and I’m sure we can get something squared away.Posted 4 years ago
I’m Manchester based as well, so feel free to look me up another time,I can normally do most weekends with enough notice. Really don’t underestimate how slow/fat/crap I am though!
Hebden should be OK as far as conditions go, tends to drain quite well in my (relatively limited) experience.Posted 4 years agocolpSubscriber
On the subject of Old Pale, I did a few hours work up there on Thursday to start sorting drainage on our old track. Cleared some brambles to make a side route past the muddiest bit. I’ll do a bit more next week.Posted 4 years ago
It needs the drainage I’ve done widening a bit, the slop scooping out from the track, then use the piles of earth I’ve made at the side to raise the track a bit and hard pack it down, if anyone has a few hours to spare?
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